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The following sketches provide some information on the different perspectives of digiProjects in different functional areas of a business.
CHIEF EXECUTIVES

  1. Effective project and cost control
  2. Enhanced and predictable bottom line
  3. Balance sheet impact and commitments predictable
  4. Well defined responsibility and accountability
  5. Enhanced client relationships due to well controlled change management
  6. Not a major financial investment risk
  7. Balance company and project imperatives in a transparent manner, easing conflict between line and project staff
  8. Links to corporate accounting systems
PROGRAMME AND PROJECT MANAGERS
  1. Fully integrated view of the entire project
  2. Consistent data, does not rely on personal spreadsheets / expertise
  3. Clear boundaries and hand over points
  4. Earned value management reporting and forecasting
  5. Continuously updating forecast to completion and schedule
  6. Full integration to other project tools, including PERT/CPM and CAD
ENGINEERING MANAGERS
  1. System is engineering specific / friendly
  2. Engineering disciplines are all catered for
  3. Consistent data, does not rely on personal spreadsheets / expertise
  4. Clear boundaries and hand over points, for example to Procurement
DRAWING OFFICE MANAGERS
  1. Full control of drawing lists and schedules
  2. Automated transmittals and tracking
  3. Time management down to drawing level if necessary
  4. Man-hour forecasting
  5. Interfaces to CAD make managing material lists, specifications, and material codes much easier
 COST ENGINEERS

  1. Comprehensive cost control tool
  2. Change management
  3. Flexible reporting including EVM (earned value management)
  4. Budgeting and Forecasting can be done at various levels of detail
  5. Effective integration with engineering disciplines
PROCUREMENT MANAGERS
  1. Clear hand over points from engineering
  2. Full control over procurement progress
  3. Purchase orders fully linked into the engineering and costing systems
  4. Purchase orders produced straight out of the system minimising data capture errors
  5. Integrated expediting
  6. Integrated receiving
MATERIAL CONTROLLERS
  1. Can estimate material requirements from the beginning of the project
  2. Full visibility of equipment lists and bills of material at all stages of the project
  3. Powerful summarisation techniques to simplify the ordering of bulk materials
  4. Full traceability of materials right through the system
  5. Able to predict material shortages on site through the availability and kitting functions
  6. Material usage (and wastage) can be pinned right down the drawing level
CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS
  1. Full traceability of materials right through the system
  2. Able to predict material shortages on site through the availability and kitting functions
  3. Material usage (and wastage) can be pinned right down the drawing level
  4. Site document control system
  5. Fabrication / sub-contractor / erection team control through work orders
PROJECT ACCOUNTANTS
  1. Integrated accounting capabilities and/or interfacing to corporate accounting system
  2. Revenue billing and expenditure accounting
  3. Full integration of accounting transactions with the project
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGERS
  1. Low maintenance system – all code is deployed on the central server and accessed via industry standard browsers
  2. Well recognised and accepted technology that co-exists with other systems on the networks
  3. Database used is SQL Server 2012 – does not cost a fortune
  4. Package – means IT does not have to write / support it
  5. Reporting accessible through SSRS

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